Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Love birds

Today, I want to show you the third card for a wedding anniversary that I made recently.

The birds and the heart are a Silhouette design that I cut out of white cardstock. I inked the heart with distress ink (aged mahogany) and then sprinkled it with clear frost embossing powder and heat-embossed it. The background and the embossing on the wings were made with two different Provocraft embossing folders. Before running the EF through the Cuttlebug, I applied distress ink on the inside of the EF (antique linen for the background and aged mahogany for the wings). After running my background through the machine, I cleaned the EF and then applied just a little mahogany on the inside of the folder (making sure to keep the cardstock in place in the other half of the EF!) and then gently pressed the folder together by hand.
I inked the birds themselves with antique linen and the eyes with aged mahogany. The card measures 13.5 x 13.5 cm and was made from dark aubergine cardstock from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly – Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything goes
Crafty Catz – Things with wings
Simply Create – Older than 6 months
Catch the Bug – Anything goes
ABC Challenge – A = Anything goes


  1. This is lovely. Fab design and colours. I love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with my Love challenge at Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the birds!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  3. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

    Lisa x

  4. Beautiful card, and wonderful design. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

  5. OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation,
    Superb colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Things With Wings

    I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  6. this is just so pretty love the love birds.Goodluck at charisma this week.

  7. Lovely card design....great colour combo too! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  8. Love the way you added just a touch of color to the embossed design. Cute birds too.
    Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.
    Erica (DT Member)